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Subject: We were ten feet away.
We about gonna take a short break now. We'll be back in a minute, you'll see. - Bob Weir
Subject: Bobby Babbling
Anybody pick up what Bob says at the end of the first set in a weird hillbilly accent?
I like this. Real nice sound quality.
Jerry doesn't have any sons, that's Mickey talking about how old his boy is.
i think i hear jerry talking right before they love each other and say is it the 14th, no the 13th, my son is three months old today. very sweet sounding so far
b d two thumb up for this show
Subject: UVM for free!!!
I was a senior in high school and we left for the whole tour. There were no tickets for this one. Two of my buddies got some, but Kenny and I had none. A state trooper was standing in front of a glass door and we saw two names on a clipboard of student security - Dave Platt and John McGerry. We said we were them and they gave us security shirts and said return later on. We came back later-on with our security shirts over our tie-dyes and our heads were full of acid. They told us to go to the far door and watch for these crazy dead-heads who might be on drugs.
This place was electric - some people were in super-hero costumes, young women in flowing dresses, speakers stacked on the floor in front of the stage, one-inch gymnastic padding all over the floor ... WOW! We had been to a number of shows, but this was IT!! the Vista cruiser was out from beginning to end. I have not heard a tape yet that does this show justice. Morning Dew was West-coast smooth. Good lovin' was wonderful in the lobby - flowing hair, beautiful women, sweat..., It was one of those shows where the whole experience transcended the music and you found yourself speachless.
Thanks dave Platt and John McGerry.
Junior Whitefish -
Subject: 4th Row Center!!
This was my freshman year at UVM. A student only lottery landed me with a pair of 4th row tickets and that's when I knew I had chosen the right school to attend! What a show. Intimate venue. Great energy. Classic second set. Followed up by Lake Acid two nights later. Damn, those were the days. Good memories, and much thanks to all the tapers throughout the years. We love you!
Subject: Amazing Shows
It was unbelievable and I am lucky to have been there having seen the Binghamton show the night before. Lee Meadows and the cast of characters were in attendance; really formative as to my views of the Dead and how they shaped my life.
Subject: was yours?
wonder if treys gay ass was at this show
Subject: Jerry's on in april 83
April 83 . . . magic. I made a one disc sampler of this show: Ramble on Rose through Maybe You Know. jerry's playin is soo inventive and deft. The Esau is my favorite version of this great Bobby tune. Scarlet>Fire is a monster; the lyrics are botched but Jerry's playin, ooolala. Sound is crisp and balanced.
Subject: Awesome 83 Show
Energetic Performance. The boys in a college gymnasium. Brent's playing is some of his best for the time period. First time played "Maybe You Know" and a good "Far From Me". Fairly new songs "West LA", "Esau", "Touch" all well played (Jerry blows some lyrics in "Touch" and it is played real up-tempo) Almost a half hour of "Scarlet-Fire". The "Dew" out of space is cool, but it is spliced with audience source from 3:44 - 9:42. Almost a 5. I give it a 4, but definitely worth a download!
Subject: Reel gets the nod!
This show is great, that is why there are three sperate sources providing this kind dead of the early eighties. This is the lexicon by which all future scarlet>fires would beg to be written.
This show is famous. 4 years prior to my first show it was one of my first bootlegs I got in '85. It has been in my rotation- no joke- on a monthly basis for 20 years.
The scarlet>fire is the ultimate jamfest. Just download this show and crank this scarlet>fire to the max. On this, Jerry's 63rd birthday, I can't imagine a show that captures more what the dead ultimately where; a jam band. On top of everything I like the sound quality as well. Some are not sure about the quality in various versions of this show but after listening to each version of the scarlet>fire's on the three sources the audience version is sweet but nothing beats a sbd.
This facility has a slight echo as well. I saw Phish with Burning spear at Patrick Gym in '89. The venue is tiny and just a GYM basketball net and all...all I could think while at that Phish show was 'wow, UVM '83 was right here 6 years ago'...wow time flies..great show and more than that, an epic experience in the dead voyage.
Barvo boys! Bravo!
Subject: Hyper Eyes!
Worth the DL for the eyes. Jerry and Phil are blazing.
Sort of a transitional period for the dead, however they kick ass under most circumstances. The sound quality IS good when you turn it up.
Darcy (the cribber) -
Subject: I like 1983
you might have to turn this up a bit but you'll want to. this is a great sounding recording, regular 1983 setlist, good show from a good era. they do a layed back version of west la fadeaway. this recording reflects some of brent's groovy analog keyboard jams.